The Legacy Of The American Revolution To The British West Indies And Bahamas; A Chapter Out Of The History Of The American Loyalists Volume 1-6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Statutes at Large of Pm, IX, 11-12, 18-19; Lowe 0! Pc., II, 144-147: Scharf and Westcott. Hint. of Phila., I, 316, 322, 828. claring that every person who was so devoid of ho...
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, and love of his country as to refuse his assistance "at this time of eminent public danger" might be suspected of designs inimical to the freedom of America, and that where such designs were very apparent from the conduct of individuals, they ought to be confined during the absence of the militia. The officers of the State W re directed to act accordingly, reserving appeals to the Council. It was the enforcement of this resolution that caused what James Allen called in his Diary a persecution of the Tories, when--to use his own words--"houses were broken open, people imprisoned without any color of authority by private persons, and as was said a list of 200 disaffected persons was made out, who were to be seized, and imprisoned and sent off to North Carolina? In this list the Allens were reported to be included. Under such an apprehension, Andrew and William joined their brother John at Union Iron Works, and the three brothers were not long in deciding to claim the protection of Howe's army at Trenton. Thence, the proceeded to New York City, leaving their families behind them Many more influytial citizens are said to have gone over to the enemy at this time. One of these was Joseph Galloway, the talented, wealthy, and prominent lawyer of Philadelphia who, after being visited by mobs that threatened him with a coat of tar and feathers and even with hanging, loaded some valuables into a wagon, quitted his country home at Trevose, and in company with several other notable Loyalists, made his way to the British camp at New Brunswick,...